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Drivers of diversity in human thermal perception – A review for holistic comfort models

Huebner, GM; Schweiker, M; Kingma, B; Kramer, R; Pallubinsky, H; (2018) Drivers of diversity in human thermal perception – A review for holistic comfort models. Temperature , 5 (4) pp. 308-342. 10.1080/23328940.2018.1534490. Green open access

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Abstract

Understanding the drivers leading to individual differences in human thermal perception has become increasingly important, amongst other things due to challenges such as climate change and an ageing society. This review summarizes existing knowledge related to physiological, psychological, and context-related drivers of diversity in thermal perception. Furthermore, the current state of knowledge is discussed in terms of its applicability in thermal comfort models, by combining modelling approaches of the thermoneutral zone (TNZ) and adaptive thermal heat balance model (ATHB). In conclusion, the results of this review show the clear contribution of some physiological and psychological factors, such as body composition, metabolic rate, adaptation to certain thermal environments and perceived control, to differences in thermal perception. However, the role of other potential diversity-causing parameters, such as age and sex, remain uncertain. Further research is suggested, especially regarding the interaction of different diversity-driving factors with each other, both physiological and psychological, to help establishing a holistic picture.

Type: Article
Title: Drivers of diversity in human thermal perception – A review for holistic comfort models
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/23328940.2018.1534490
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/23328940.2018.1534490
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Keywords: Thermal comfort, age, sex, body composition, metabolic rate, perceived control, psychology, non-uniform environments, transient effects, comfort model
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10062158
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